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Friday, March 7, 2014

Blissful Ballerina Quilt Top Done

It has been a tough, long week.  Lots going on.  I don't want to go into boring too much detail, but I may be taking a trip out to Utah.  Not for anything fun or for sewing ... but there is an awesome quilt shop where I will be.

When the going gets tough, I quilt!  Seriously.  Quilting is a sort of therapy for me (I am certain there is a blog with a similar title).  And wha la!  I have something to show for all that desperately needed therapeutic time.  A finished quilt top!

Here is Blissful Ballerina!  (Thanks for the input with the name.)

Modern Bliss has the softer tones as well as the dramatic brights.  The soft tones help to balance the dramatic, saturated tones.  I started this Tuesday after work.  So it went pretty fast.  There is some matching of seams and points when sewing the columns together.  That took some pinning and time as I pressed the seams open to prevent knots where the six points come together.  I had enough fabric to go 4 rows across and 5 rows down.  The ending size is 72" by 84".  I wanted something big enough to be a bedspread for the futon in the sewing room.  The pattern is Ballerina by Jaybird Quilts.  The ruler needed with this pattern is this one by Creative Grids.  Looking forward to long arm quilting the hexies on this one!

Happy Friday!  Linking up to TGIFF over at Sew Giving this week.


  1. Love this pattern! It looks really effective. Great bright colour choices!

  2. Great movement and showcases the fabrics well! We love color don't we?
    LeeAnna Paylor
    visit me at my blog Not Afraid of Color!

  3. This looks gorgeous. Found you via someone else's blog list

  4. I love this! So pretty with great fabric choices! I also love your header, so fancy!